PowerColor Wants to Wed ATI Radeon with Nvidia GeForce Using Hydra Chip

From X-bit Labs: PowerColor, a popular supplier of ATI Radeon-based graphics cards, plans to showcase an ATI Radeon HD 5770-based solution that sports LucidLogix Hydra chip, which allows to install the board into tandem with absolutely any graphics card, including Nvidia GeForce-based. The first demonstration is scheduled to take place next week at Computex Taipei trade-show.

BlackBerry joint venture to invest $100M in China's mobile industry

From InfoWorld: BlackBerry Partners Fund, which invests in applications for the BlackBerry and other mobile devices, has come together with China Broadband Capital Partners to set up a $100 million fund, called BlackBerry Partners Fund China, that will invest in mobile Internet and mobile cloud technologies in China.

Microsoft Issues Final Release for Tag

From PC World: Microsoft's mobile barcode technology, Tag, has exited the beta testing phase, and a final release is available for download, the company said in a blog post on Thursday.

Google Reader ditches support for past browsers

From CNET News.com: Version 3 of the Chrome browser is one of the browsers for which, starting June 1, Google is phasing out support on its Reader site. The site is used for reading Web pages whose updates are broadcast to subscribers through RSS or Atom feed technology.

iPad lands big in Japan, other foreign markets

From CNET News.com: The appeal of the Apple iPad is being tested overseas as it launches in nine countries Friday. Japan is one market where it is expected to have a special allure.

Two months after the start of U.S sales, Apple kicked off iPad sales in Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Canada early Friday morning.

Foxconn Retracts Letter Asking Employees Not to Kill Themselves

From DailyTech: Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry's Chinese Foxconn unit has been having some problems at its Shenzhen plant lately. A string of suicides has compelled Apple, Dell, and HP to launch a string into the supplier. Foxconn previously responded by playing Buddhist music, offering employee counseling, and most requiring employees sign a letter promising not to kill themselves.

Lead Designer of webOS Flees to Google

From DailyTech: Just when you thought that things had quieted down a bit on the Palm front, this interesting bit of news just came across the news wires. Earlier this morning, it was reported that Matias Duarte, the man who lead that team that developed the webOS UI, was leaving Palm. At the time, no one knew where Duarte was heading following his departure from the mobile firm that was recently acquired by HP.

Articles Roundup: May 27, 2010

ASUS Sabertooth 55i Motherboard @ Modders-Inc
QNAP NMP-1000 Media Player @ MissingRemote.com
Icy Dock SATA/USB EZ-DOCK MB881US-1S-1 @ techPowerUp

Apple Deposes Microsoft to Become World's Biggest Tech Company

From DailyTech: Apple has at least brief briefly become the world's largest tech company in terms of market cap. That spot has been held for over a decade by Microsoft, makers of the Windows operating system.

30 Million Americans Shocked When Opening Mobile Phone Bills: FCC

From CRN: Consumers surprised by their mobile phone fees should not feel alone, as one of every six mobile users has experienced “bill shock,” according to a survey by the Federal Communications Commission.

The FCC said the survey could be a wake-up call to consumers to carefully scrutinize their mobile phone contracts before signing, and offered tips on ways to keep from being surprised.

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